The Gauteng Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Gauteng CoGTA) invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for their Community Development Worker Vacancies (X10 Posts). The closing date for applications is the 14th July 2023
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKER (X10 POSTS)
- Reference Number: REFS/017567
- Package: R241 485.00 per annum (plus benefits)
- Directorate: Community Development
- Employer: Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
- Location: Sedibeng (Lesedi, Ratanda) – Ward 4 ,7,11,21; Emfuleni 41; Mogale City – Ward 26;31 Johannesburg – Ward 16,33 and Rand-West – Ward 30
- Matric/ an NQF level 4 qualification plus 1-year experience in Community Development Work.
- Knowledge and understanding of community dynamics, community activation (mobilisation), ward boundaries, social awareness, community education, public participation and community development;
- Knowledge of government regulations and policies including but not limited to: Batho Pele Principles; Community Based Planning, active citizenry, citizen relationship management and understanding of ward based stakeholders;
- Knowledge of the dynamics, culture and language of the target community and candidates must reside in the ward where the vacancy is listed; Analytical Skills; Communication skills; Computer Skills; Facilitation skills; Problem solving skills;
- Organisational skills; Report Writing skills; Secretariat skills; performance and development management skills; Public participation skills and public relations skills; Monitoring and evaluation skills; Project initiation skills; Team work. A valid driver’s license will serve as added an advantage.
Conduct needs and assets analysis through community consultations and engagements; Monitor and report significant trends within communities related to health, social development, and livelihood security as well as the impact of associated development projects; Compile accurate environmental scans;
Identify and present to the Assistant Director proper records/data of households, cases referred, and service points visited in line with the work plans and performance contracts agreed upon; Develop and maintain a database (electronic or hard copy) on all interventions e.g. referrals, remedial actions taken or changes in systems to improve service delivery; Report on outcomes and issues escalated;
Present daily and weekly performance reports to the Assistant Director within agreed timelines; c participate with the Gateway electronic portal and other information sources such as Government Online for information on services and opportunities; Conduct regular information sharing sessions with other community workers, institutions and stakeholders; Initiate networks with government departments and agencies, and other community development stakeholders to source relevant information;
Contribute towards the strengthening of Inter-government collaboration; Liaise with local communities and stakeholders for improved service delivery and development; Link up with existing programmes of various departments and community workers and practitioners; Participate on planned public participation initiatives (IDP, Ward Committees, Feedback Meetings, Ntirhisano etc);
Cooperate with government departments to plan in accordance to community asset and needs; Participate in ward based planning structures for the implementation of government programmes and activities and report on functionality of ward based plans; Activate individuals, communities and structures to participate in localised democratic processes; Apply the ABCD as a technique to trigger community-led development;
Initiate and support community asset profiling; Identify community assets and categorise them according to support required; Identify, monitor and support the existing local projects and programmes on sustainable community development and identify support required;
Provide a progress report on socio-economic activities initiated and supported; Report any irregularities and progress to the authorities and CoGTA; Disseminate information to communities on services rendered by government departments and other stakeholders for sustainable developmental purposes; Inform government of community challenges, trends and early warning on matters that may lead to unrests.
Applications must be submitted using the New Z83 application form obtainable here
All fields in the New Z83 form, must be completed and signed. Furthermore, a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) must also be attached. Failure to attach the completed Z83 and the Curriculum Vitae (CV) will result in disqualification.
Applications should be submitted strictly online at the following E-Recruitment portal: http://professionaljobcenter.gpg.gov.za or at www.gautengonline.gov.za No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.
ENQUIRIES: Caiphus / Andy, cell: 071 474 7078/51
CLOSING DATE: 14 JULY 2023
Gauteng Development Worker Vacancies
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